WDFW Fish and Wildlife Commission - July 15, 2022 Meeting Agenda

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
Fish and Wildlife Commission
MEETING via Zoom Web Conference
July 15, 2022
8:00 A.M. –12:00 P.M.
REVISED Agenda

* Please note the additions of A. and F.

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*A. Deer Special Permit – Clerical Correction
Staff will ask the Commission for a decision to correct a clerical error by amending the special hunt for hunters with disabilities in GMU 485 to be “buck only” instead of “antlerless.”

- Summary Sheet

Staff Report: Anis Aoude, Game Division Manager

B. Free Fishing Weekend Rulemaking – Decision
Staff will ask the Commission for a decision on a rule proposal to limit the waiver of licensure requirements on free fishing weekend, only to fish species that do not require a catch record card.

- Summary Sheet
- Presentation

Staff Report: Kirt Hughes, Fish Management Division Manager

C. Crewmember License Rulemaking – Decision
Staff will ask the Commission for a decision on a rule proposal to increase the number of unspecified commercial crewmember licenses allowed as to provide better flexibility with commercial license holders rotating crewmembers on larger vessels during the season. 

- Summary Sheet
- Presentation

Staff Report: Captain Dan Chadwick, Enforcement, and Kirt Hughes, Fish Management Division Manager

D. Spring Bear Policy – Decision
The Commission will consider the sequence of the Spring bear policy approach and may vote on a motion that would supersede the motion passed in January.

Staff Report: Anis Aoude, Game Division Manager

E. Cougar Rulemaking – Decision
Staff will ask the Commission for a decision on the rule amendment to adjust the annual hunting season regulation for the future hunting season.

- Summary Sheet
- Presentation

Staff Report: Anis Aoude, Game Division Manager

*F. Future Meeting Planning
The Commission will discuss the upcoming meeting agendas and reviewing an updated year-at-a glance.

- Year-at-a-Glance

WHERE: This meeting will take place via Zoom. The link for the public to listen or provide comment is: (https://us06web.zoom.us/j/82721394286)

PUBLIC INPUT: If you are interested in providing written comment on this agenda, please do so here or at commission@dfw.wa.gov by 8 am on the Thursday before the start of the Commission meeting so that Commissioners have time to review them.

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